|Relativity and Man - V. Smilga|
This book is about the special theory of relativity. A secondary schooling is adequate to understand it, but reading it calls for some mental concentration as well as an ability for mental abstraction. The unsophisticated reader may, therefore, find it difficult and boring. Nevertheless, since the discourse is abundantly interspersed with general statements and sundry examples and analogies, and insofar as most statements of fact are declared but not proved, the book can probably be classified a...
Keywords: physics; relativity; einstein; ether; galilean relativity; gravity; mass energy; mechanics; newton; paradoxes; simultaneity; space-time; special relativity
|Chris Crawford Interview (Audio) - Kevin Savetz|
An interview with Chris Crawford, who was creator of the Atari 8-bit games Eastern Front (1941), Energy Czar, Scram, Gossip, Excalibur, and Legionnaire. He also created the games Balance of Power, Patton Versus Rommel, Trust & Betrayal, Guns & Butter, Patton Strikes Back, Balance of the Planet, Le Morte D’Arthur. He is co-author of the book De Re Atari and author of The Art of Computer Game Design...
Keywords: Jacksonville, Oregon; Trust and Betrayal; Balance of Power; Eastern Front (1941); the Battle of Waterloo; Atari Program Exchange (APX); Eastern Front source code; Eastern Front scenario editor; Last of the Incas; Western Front (1943); galilean relativity; interactive storytelling; Alan Kay; challenges of computer game design; indie game development; video game developers vs. Hollywood mindsets; working at Atari Corp; programming the Atari 2600; Energy Czar; SCRAM; the first software evangelist; writing De Re Atari; Ray Kassar; Atari research and development; Gossip game; Excalibur game; Atari software development support group; Atari management; Atari layoffs